Small Cool 2010: Chris's Furniture Tetris

Tiny Division #2


Who Lives Here: Chris
Location: Houston, Texas
Size: 450 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home?My favorite element is probably the sheer panel room divider that doubles as a 2-sided projection screen. It separates the space visually and physically but retains the feeling of one big room.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? One of the biggest challenges I faced was practically incorporating normal-sized furniture in a less than normal-sized space. I like to entertain (I can fit up to 14) and wanted guests to be comfortable, which tiny furniture would not have accomplished well. To maximize the layout, I drew out the floorplan and furniture pieces to scale in Adobe Illustrator and played furniture Tetris for two weeks straight before I moved in. My goal was to have every part of the studio be completely functional, so that it would feel like a real home and not a compromise.

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